Effective January 2017, Connecticut minimum wage workers will receive the highest state minimum wage rate in the U.S.
The Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation raising the State’s current $8.70 per hour minimum wage in each of the next three years to $10.10 in 2017.
- 2014: $8.70
- 2015: $9.15
- 2016: $9.60
- 2017: $10.10
I support these efforts, and I commend Governor Malloy for his leadership. But to truly make sure our economy rewards the hard work of every American, Congress must act. I hope Members of Congress, governors, state legislators and business leaders across our country will follow Connecticut’s lead to help ensure that no American who works full time has to raise a family in poverty, and that every American who works hard has the chance to get ahead.